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Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Asses the dramatic impact of act 3 scene 5 In act 3 scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare has written a dramatic and important scene, as this is the beginning of the breakdown of Juliet. Shakespeare reminds the audience that this is a romantic tragedy because Romeo has to leave Verona because he kills Juliet's cousin Tybalt. Juliet is upset because she may never see him again. This is a turning point in the play. The structure of the scene is very important. In the beginning of the scene Romeo and Juliet have just spent the night together to confirm their marriage in the eyes of God. When Romeo says, ?I must be gone and live or stay and die ? this shows that Romeo shouldn't be there and if he is caught he would be killed because he killed Juliet's cousin Tybalt and the prince had sent him to exile, however if he was to return he would be killed. ...read more.


this is very ironic because earlier on in the play Capulet told Paris that Juliet wasn't old enough to get married and when she did it would be to someone she loved. The impact this has on the audience is that Capulet cares for his daughter and that he wouldn't let her marry anyone who she didn't like. However when Lady Capulet announces that Juliet is going to marry Paris the audience thinks that either Capulet has forgotten what he told Paris or he wants to get rid of Juliet. In the 3rd part of the scene Capulet come in to here that Juliet is happy that she is getting married. However Juliet refuses to get married. This is because she is already married to Romeo and if she was to get married to Paris Juliet would become a bigamist and this could cost her, her life at the time. ...read more.


After this Juliet would never forgive the nurse. The themes in the scene are based on conflict, fate, blame and consequence. Foe blame the audience is made to blame Capulet however we are from the 21st century. In the 16th century the audience would have probably have been in total agreement with the way Capulet reacted and would have blamed Juliet for the problems she went through. For conflict it would be the argument between Capulet and Juliet. This happened when Juliet told Capulet that she wouldn't marry Paris. In this scene Shakespeare uses a lot of dramatic irony when lady Capulet says ? well girl, though weep'st.... villain lies which slaughtered him ? this is ironic because lady Capulet thinks Juliet is crying because the person who killed Tybalt still lives (Romeo) however Juliet is crying because Romeo has gone to Mantua and she may never see him again. In this scene Shakespeare uses harsh language towards Juliet, creates pathos for Juliet and uses dramatic irony to make this scene one of the most dramatic in the play. Adam Brown ...read more.

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